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Katie Watson
Office Manager

About Katie

I started out my post-secondary education in computer science, but my hatred of calculus soon gave me cause to switch to physical and environmental geography. I chose geography because I could learn about the application of math (but not calculus!) and computers to real world situations. My favourite technologies to work with are Microsoft Excel, Access and PowerPoint. I am fortunate to have a father interested in computers, numbers and business. Way back in the 1980s, our dining room featured a PC with an MS-DOS operating system. I have fond memories of typing up my badge reports for Girl Guides in WordPerfect, making graphs for my science fair projects in Lotus 1-2-3, and spending endless hours playing King's Quest using what I thought was a very cool joystick. Later, I even learned to do some programming (Turing in high school and Java at UofT). My favourite thing about working at Jonah is the freedom to be nerdy. The moment I saw Om Nom among the many plants in the Jonah Group's reception area, I knew I was going to feel at home. I am excited about working with such a great, talented team with diverse passions. Saying good morning to everybody on my way to my desk brings a smile to my face. I love to solve the (sometimes unseen) challenges that affect people's daily office lives. The team works too hard to be let down by running out of coffee or toilet paper. Being a mom to my young son is both my greatest accomplishment and my biggest passion. When I'm not playing with trains or blocks or doing STEAM activities with him, I like to knit or crochet while binge-watching anything except Paw Patrol on Netflix. I also make a brief appearance in a "Cribs" style YouTube video of an office tour. Favorite keyboard shortcut: Alt + Tab so I can see if the number of windows I have open is getting out of hand. Most interesting place you've ever travelled to: The most interesting place I've travelled to (so far) is Thingvellir National Park in Iceland – where two tectonic plates are visibly diverging above ground. Favorite song to code to: Shake It Off by Taylor Swift because the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate! Favorite go-to lunch spot: The Burger's Priest